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Easiest Way to Deploy Your Own NextCloud with your Own Domain Using Portainer


Nextcloud is a open-source suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. There are many ways to  get it installed and here is my way to get it up and running as easiest as I can by using Docker.  Create Your Cloud VM with Docker and Portainer Installed 1  Install Ubuntu or CentOS in the Cloud. Update it to latest. Update and Upgrade Ubuntu to latest  $ sudo apt-get -y update && sudo apt-get…

Using My Own Docker Images to Create WordPress Site in Portainer


This post records all steps to set up a WordPress site in a cloud Linux server with Docker and Portaner technologies.  Install Docker in Ubuntu or CentOS For CentOS: sudo -i yum -y update curl -sSL | sh systemctl start docker.service systemctl enable docker.service For Ubuntu sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install -y sudo -i systemctl start docker systemctl enable docker docker version Install Portainer  docker volume create portainer_data docker…

Tips and Tricks to Run Android Emulator BlueStacks


The BlueStacks App Player is designed to enable Android applications to run on PCs running Microsoft Windows and Apple’s macOS. This post summarizes some tips and tricks during I am testing this app.  Run Multi-Instance BlueStacks Configure BlueStacks to Use a Proxy Server Root BlueStacks Install Third Party CA Certificate into BlueStacks Proxy Software Could Not Start The Engine Issues I met References Run Multi-Instance BlueStacks Configure BlueStacks to Use a Proxy Server Start BlueStacks. (It…

From DevOps to DevSecOps – SDLC


What is DevOps:DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market. (from AWS)   Prior to 2010, Structured Development methodologies Clent-server Waterfall Model   Now, Moved from…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM Products (2010-2020)

Gartner defines SIEM as a technology that aggregates data produced by security devices, network infrastructure and systems, and applications. Products in the security information and event management (SIEM) market analyze security event data and network flow data in real time for internal and external threat management. They collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance. Vendors in this space are continually improving threat intelligence and security analytics. Companies are looking to adopt this technology in order to detect threats and breaches, and by compliance needs. Early breach discovery requires effective user activity, data access and application activity monitoring.
Companies placed by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant have been the most successful in building an installed base and establishing a revenue stream from the SIEM market. Leaders also typically have a high share of the market and high revenue growth. They've also demonstrated superior vision and execution for emerging and anticipated requirements of the market. What's more, they've garnered positive customer feedback for their SIEM products, as well as service and support of those products.

Using X2Go to Remote Desktop Into Linux Server


X2Go is an open-source remote desktop software for Linux distributions. It provides a secure, smooth and speedy connection even with slow internet. X2Go uses an NX protocol to transmit information through a secure SSH connection, no other port required. SSH protocol is the popular choice for securing logins from one computer to another. Also, based on real live environment testing, it is fastest remote desktop solution for Linux environment. It also supports audio, printing, file sharing, etc.

For better performance, at least 2G RAM will be needed. 

Computer System Health Checklist


No matter who you are, whether newbie or veteran, your Windows system will eventually run into problems that aren't so easy to diagnose. (It happens on other operating systems too.) When that happens, what do you do? You could hire somebody to troubleshoot the problem for you, but that should be a last resort. There's no need to pay someone when you can easily figure out the problem on your own using a checklist to regularly checking your system.

You can help keep your computer secure by following this checklist below. This is not a comprehensive list, or will it help computers that are already infected with malware (viruses or spyware) or are otherwise unstable.